This article is from the Object-Oriented Technology FAQ, by Bob Hathaway firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: email@example.com (Gul Agha)
Subject: Actor Theory Paper available
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1993 15:41:02 GMT
A new paper providing a definitive and detailed development of the
semantics of actor systems is available via anonymous ftp. Comments
are especially welcome.
Title: A Foundation for Actor Computation
Authors: Gul Agha, Univerity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ian Mason, Stanford University
Scott Smith, John Hopkins University
Carolyn Talcott, Stanford University
We present an actor language which is
an extension of a simple functional language, and provide a precise
operational semantics for this extension. Actor configurations are
open distributed systems, meaning we explicitly take into account the
interface with external components in the specification of an actor
system. We define and study various notions of equivalence on actor
expressions and configurations.
to ftp the compressed postscript file:
ftp sail.stanford.edu (or 126.96.36.199)
send ident as password.
the file is called:
Note: the paper is 76pp long. It subsumes work reported in our paper
in CONCUR '92.
(A number of other recent papers on actor languages and their
implementation may be obtained by anonymous ftp from
biobio.cs.uiuc.edu in the directory pub/papers).